Accommodation in the Slovak Paradise Mountains

Vinyl records

Yes, they still make vinyl records, and believe it or not, they never stopped. Even when we swore that our Walkman, iPod, whatever, would replace all musical media, someone, somewhere, was still buying those giant, ancient vinyl discs.
Those rituals needed for playing a vinyl record (storage, cleaning, turning, art, materials, size, flea markets etc.) are all contributing to our pleasure of listening. Vinyl is a format that takes some extra effort — and often rewards it.


Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd ?– Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd ?– Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd ?– Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd ?– Wish You Were Here
Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks

Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark

Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
Beyoncι – Lemonade

PBeyoncι – Lemonade Beyoncι – Lemonade Beyoncι – Lemonade
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Arcade Fire – Everything Now Arcade Fire – Everything Now Arcade Fire – Everything Now Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene

Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene
Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet

Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet
Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi- The Four Seasons

Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi- The Four Seasons Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi- The Four Seasons Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi- The Four Seasons
Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks

Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks
Jana Kirschner – 16 Naj Pesniθiek

Jana Kirschner – 16 Naj Pesniθiek Jana Kirschner – 16 Naj Pesniθiek Jana Kirschner – 16 Naj Pesniθiek
R.E.M. – Automatic For The People

R.E.M. – Automatic For The People R.E.M. – Automatic For The People R.E.M. – Automatic For The People R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
Twin Peaks – Music From The Limited Event Series

R.E.M. – Automatic For The People R.E.M. – Automatic For The People R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
Faith No More – Angel Dust

Faith No More – Angel Dust Faith No More – Angel Dust Faith No More – Angel Dust
Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want? Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want? Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?
Prince – 4Ever

Prince – 4Ever Prince – 4Ever Prince – 4Ever Prince – 4Ever
Deep Purple – A Fire In The Sky

Deep Purple – A Fire In The Sky Deep Purple – A Fire In The Sky Deep Purple – A Fire In The Sky Deep Purple – A Fire In The Sky
Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound Of Thunder

Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound Of Thunder Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound Of Thunder Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Nirvana – Nevermind

Nirvana – Nevermind Nirvana – Nevermind Nirvana – Nevermind Nirvana – Nevermind
Queens Of The Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork Queens Of The Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork Queens Of The Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork Queens Of The Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork
Guns N' Roses – Use Your Illusion II

Guns N' Roses – Use Your Illusion II Guns N' Roses – Use Your Illusion II Guns N' Roses – Use Your Illusion II Guns N' Roses – Use Your Illusion II
Faith No More – Album Of The Year

Faith No More – Album Of The Year Faith No More – Album Of The Year Faith No More – Album Of The Year
Guns N' Roses – Appetite For Destruction

Guns N' Roses – Appetite For Destruction Guns N' Roses – Appetite For Destruction Guns N' Roses – Appetite For Destruction Guns N' Roses – Appetite For Destruction
HIM – Razorblade Romance

HIM – Razorblade Romance HIM – Razorblade Romance HIM – Razorblade Romance
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game Chris Isaak – Wicked Game Chris Isaak – Wicked Game Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe

Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Caribou – Swim

Caribou – Swim Caribou – Swim Caribou – Swim
Caribou – Our Love

Caribou – Our Love Caribou – Our Love Caribou – Our Love Caribou – Our Love
Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See

Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts
Roger Waters – Amused To Death

Roger Waters – Amused To Death Roger Waters – Amused To Death Roger Waters – Amused To Death
Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel

Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel
Anne Mutter, Herbert Karajan – A. Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagioni

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Von Karajan – Antonio Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagionit Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Von Karajan – Antonio Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagioni Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Von Karajan – Antonio Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagioni Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Von Karajan – Antonio Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagionit
Depeche Mode – Spirit

Depeche Mode – Spirit Depeche Mode – Spirit Depeche Mode – Spirit Depeche Mode – Spirit

Why?

Long story short, vinyl is the only consumer playback format available that's fully analog and fully lossless. Even Steve Jobs listened to vinyl at home.
Vinyl records are an analog recording, and CDs, streaming or FLAC files are digital. Sound is analog. For us, vinyl just sounds the best.
Do yourself a favor, and try it yourself.



Bez Ladu A Skladu – Bez Ladu A Skladu

Bez Ladu A Skladu – Bez Ladu A Skladu Bez Ladu A Skladu – Bez Ladu A Skladu Bez Ladu A Skladu – Bez Ladu A Skladu Bez Ladu A Skladu – Bez Ladu A Skladu
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
Antonio Vivaldi, Bohdan Warchal – Le Quattro Stagioni

Antonio Vivaldi, Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra – Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi, Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra – Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi, Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra – Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi, Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra – Le Quattro Stagioni
Bulp – Yrsa

Bulp – Yrsa Bulp – Yrsa Bulp – Yrsa Bulp – Yrsa
Para – Menšina

Para – Menšina Para – Menšina Para – Menšina
Puding Pani Elvisovej – Tektonickα Platςa

Puding Pani Elvisovej – Tektonickα Platςa Puding Pani Elvisovej – Tektonickα Platςa Puding Pani Elvisovej – Tektonickα Platςa Puding Pani Elvisovej – Tektonickα Platςa
Vidiek – Nechajte Si Ju

Vidiek – Nechajte Si Ju Vidiek – Nechajte Si Ju Vidiek – Nechajte Si Ju Vidiek – Nechajte Si Ju
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Dežo Ursiny – Provisorium

Dežo Ursiny – Provisorium Dežo Ursiny – Provisorium Dežo Ursiny – Provisorium Dežo Ursiny – Provisorium
AC/DC – Back in Black

Back in Black Back in Black Back in Black Back in Black
Lady Gaga – Artpop

Lady Gaga – Artpop Lady Gaga – Artpop Lady Gaga – Artpop
Nirvana – In Utero

Nirvana – In Utero Nirvana – In Utero Nirvana – In Utero Nirvana – In Utero
Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion

Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land

Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land
Queen – Greatest Hits

Queen – Greatest Hits Queen – Greatest Hits Queen – Greatest Hits Queen – Greatest Hits
Pink Floyd – The Wall

Pink Floyd – The Wall Pink Floyd – The Wall Pink Floyd – The Wall
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell Pink Floyd – The Division Bell Pink Floyd – The Division Bell Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
Black Sabbath – The Ultimate Collection

Black Sabbath – The Ultimate Collection Black Sabbath – The Ultimate Collection Black Sabbath – The Ultimate Collection Black Sabbath – The Ultimate Collection
Iron Maiden – Powerslave

Iron Maiden – Powerslave Iron Maiden – Powerslave Iron Maiden – Powerslave Iron Maiden – Powerslave
R.E.M. – Out Of Time

R.E.M. – Out Of Time R.E.M. – Out Of Time R.E.M. – Out Of Time R.E.M. – Out Of Time
Fallgrapp – Rieka

Fallgrapp – Rieka Fallgrapp – Rieka Fallgrapp – Rieka Fallgrapp – Rieka
Jean Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields

Jean Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields Jean Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields Jean Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields Jean Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields
Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe

Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene

Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene
Pink Floyd – Animals

Pink Floyd – Animals Pink Floyd – Animals Pink Floyd – Animals
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses

Depeche Mode – Music For The Masse Depeche Mode – Music For The Masse Depeche Mode – Music For The Masse Depeche Mode – Music For The Masse
Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Depeche Mode – Violator

Depeche Mode – Violator Depeche Mode – Violator Depeche Mode – Violator
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York

Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New Yorkl Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York

More interesting numbers concerning vinyl records

The cutting stylus vibrates 1000 times per second and is affected by an acceleration of 90 G! An object affected by such a high acceleration for 1 second would gain a speed of 2.6 Mach. Astronauts experience an acceleration of only around 6 G during taking off and landing of a space shuttle. The labels and vinyl are pressed under a pressure of 100-150 tons at a temperature of 160°.
An LP typically contains 18-22 minutes of music per side. For a 20 minutes long side, the spiral groove is around 427 meters long and consists of 667 threads. The basic width of the groove is approx. 0.04 – 0.08 mm (40 – 80 ΅m). So 2.23 seconds of audio is stored per square centimeter.
If the reference sinus signal 0 dB is cut into the master plate, deviations of 0.0225 mm (22.5 ΅m) can be found when the groove is examined under a microscope. Lower level signals, which are 100 times (-40 dB) to 300 times (-50 dB) quieter, and are still part of the audio, have proportionately lower deviations – 0.000225 mm to 0.000075 mm (225 nm to 75 nm). These values are significantly lower than the wavelength of visible light, but such small details are still accurately transferred to the final pressed record. Nothing will ever beat the rich, natural sound of a vinyl record. (source: Gramofσnovι Zαvody)

...to be continued

Playing vinyl records
Photographs © Mlyn4U. Contact us.
Thank you for visiting! Thanks also to Visit http://www.pspad.com/ Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional